What will I learn?

Get ready for a career in the growing field of large, complex system development.

This four-year honours degree will take you beyond programming and into the specialist world of software engineering.

Taught by UniSA’s world-class lecturers and researchers, you will learn the very latest in software engineering theory, skills and practice.

You will study written and verbal communication in an engineering context, and the cultural, social and ethical issues in the development and use of global technology.

What you'll learn

You will start your degree with core courses in information technology. This will give you a solid grounding in important areas such as IT, networking, database and programming fundamentals, and systems requirements.

You will then move on to advanced concepts and research methods in computer science including systems development; database and knowledge management; systems architecture; networking; and security.

You will also undertake a course exploring research directions in ICT. In your Honours year of study, you will complete a major specialist research project for an industry or research partner, and three software engineering minors of your choosing.

Careers to consider:

software engineer: developing quality software based on expertise such as software design skills; knowledge of internationally recognised standards and their methods, techniques and tools; good management practice; collaboration abilities
test manager: expertise in testing methodologies; identifying and creating test plans and cases; ensuring quality standards are met; liaising with development, project management, and customer support; maintaining test cases and other testing tools
software developer: developing, coding, testing and debugging software applications; interpreting customer requirements; working with a team to research, design, and write software; working with others to understand and resolve issues in existing software
iOS developer: developing iterative software; collaborating with other developers through code reviews, software planning, and standup meetings; contributing to projects from concept to delivery; juggling `several projects at different phases; writing clear, well-commented code
software architect: leading and implementing software development; researching, analysing, designing, developing and testing business appropriate solutions; collaborating with other teams to develop solutions meeting business needs for functionality, performance, scalability and reliability

CRICOS

081819G

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,600.00 (18,20,152) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Mawson Lakes Campus

Mawson Lakes Blvd,

MAWSON LAKES,

South Australia,

5095, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program. The SAT scoring system has changed. Upon application old scores will be converted if required. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.0 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

For international students

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements and essential requirements for admission:

Recent secondary education:

Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent and

Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or

Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

or

Higher education study

Complete or partly complete a recognized higher education program at a recognized higher education institution

or

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Diploma or above in Information Technology

or

Work and life experience

Qualify for Special Entry, or

Hold completed secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE obtained more than 2 years in the past

English language requirements:

IELTS score of 6.0; TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • TAFE SA
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